Children's Books about the Middle Ages

Here are suggestions for children's books for teaching about the Middle Ages. Most of these books can be found at your public library.


Picture Books

A Medieval Feast
by Aliki
Saint George and the Dragon
retold by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
The Kitchen Knight: A Tale of King Arthur
retold by Margaret Hodges, illustrated by Trina Schart Hyman
If You Lived In The Days Of The Knights
by Ann McGovern
Joan of Arc
by Diane Stanley
Marguerite Makes a Book
by Bruce Robertson
Leif the Lucky
by Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire
Saladin: Noble Prince of Islam
by Diane Stanley
Knights: Internet Linked (Discovery)
by Rachel Firth
How to Be a Medieval Knight
by Fiona Macdonald
Stephen Biesty's Cross-sections Castle
by Richard Platt, illustrated by Stephen Biesty
A Year in a Castle (Time Goes By)
by Rachel Coombs
A Medieval Castle
by Fiona Macdonald and Mark Bergin
You Wouldn't Want to Live in a Medieval Castle!: A Home You'd Rather Not Inhabit
by Jacqueline Morley
Ms. Frizzle's Adventures: Medieval Castle
by Joanna Cole
Come to the Castle!: A Visit to a Castle in Thirteenth-Century England
by Linda Ashman
Food and Feasts in the Middle Ages
by Lynne Elliot
Clothing in the Middle Ages
by Lynne Elliot
Clothes and Crafts in the Middle Ages
by Imogen Dawson
by Steven Kroll
by Ingri and Edgar D'Aulaire

Activity Books

Days of Knights and Damsels: An Activity Guide
by Laurie Carlson
Knights & Castles: 50 Hands-On Activities to Explore the Middle Ages
by Avery Hart and Paul Mantell
Design Your Own Coat of Arms: An Introduction to Heraldry
by Rosemary A. Chorzempa

Chapter Books

Archers, Alchemists: and 98 Other Medieval Jobs You Might Have Loved or Loathed
by Priscilla Galloway
The Story of King Arthur and His Knights
by Howard Pyle
King Arthur and His Knights of the Round Table
by Roger Lancelyn Green
King Arthur (Eyewitness Classics)
by Rosalind Kerven
Eleanor: Crown Jewel of Aquitaine, France, 1136 (The Royal Diaries)
by Kristiana Gregory
If All the Swords in England: A Story of Thomas Becket
by Barbara Willard
Augustine Came to Kent
by Barbara Willard
Beorn the Proud
by Madeleine A. Polland
The Dragon and The Raven: Or, The Days of King Alfred
by G. A. Henty
Gytha's Message: A Tale of Saxon England
by Emma Leslie
Wulf the Saxon: A Story of the Norman Conquest
by G. A. Henty
Anna of Byzantium
by Tracy Barrett
The Red Keep: A Story of Burgundy in 1165
by Allen French
Winning His Spurs: A Tale of the Crusades
by G.A. Henty
Adam of the Road
by Elizabeth Gray
The Merry Adventures of Robin Hood
by Howard Pyle
In Freedom's Cause: A Story of Wallace and Bruce
by G. A. Henty
St. George for England
by G. A. Henty
The Door in the Wall
by Marguerite de Angeli
The Lion of St. Mark: A Story of Venice in the Fourteenth Century
by G. A. Henty
A March on London: Wat Tyler's Insurrection
by G. A. Henty
Canterbury Tales
by Geoffrey Chaucer; selected, translated, and adapted by Barbara Cohen
Both Sides the Border: A Tale of Hotspur and Glendower
by G. A. Henty
At Agincourt
by G. A. Henty
The Trumpeter of Krakow
by Eric Philbrook Kelly
A Knight of the White Cross
by G. A. Henty
Britannia: 100 Great Stories from British History
by Geraldine McCaughrean and Richard Brassey

Spine Texts

The Mystery of History, Volume II: The Early Church and the Middle Ages
by Linda Lacour Hobar
Streams of Civilization: Earliest Times to the Discovery of the New World (Vol 1)
by Mary Stanton and Albert Hyma

Movies about the Middle Ages

A Man for All Seasons(1966)

Castle (Hosted by David Macaulay)(1983) (available on Netflix)

Cathedral [Hosted by David Macaulay](1985) (available on Netflix)

Ivanhoe(1982) (available on Netflix)